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  1. May 2020
    1. The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June 2016 (and ceased to be a member state on 31 January 2020). This withdrawal from the EU makes the Republic of Ireland–United Kingdom border on the island of Ireland an external border of the European Union.[36] However, the Irish and UK governments and the President of the European Council have stated that they do not wish for a hard border in Ireland, taking into account the historical and social "sensitivities" that permeate the island.[37] In September 2016 the British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, stated that the UK government would not seek a return to a "hard border" between the UK and Republic of Ireland
    1. Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom,[15] and has an international identity separate from that of the UK,[16] but the UK is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey.[17] The definition of United Kingdom in the British Nationality Act 1981 is interpreted as including the UK and the Islands together.[18]The European Commission confirmed in a written reply to the European Parliament in 2003[19] that Jersey was within the Union as a European Territory for whose external relationships the UK is responsible. Jersey was not fully part of the European Union but had a special relationship with it, notably being treated as within the European Community for the purposes of free trade in goods.
  2. Apr 2020
    1. On October 18, 1948, the flag of the Arab Revlot was adopted by the Palestinian government and the Arab League. The current version, with it’s altered stripe order, was adopted in 1964 by the Palestine Liberation Organization under Yassir Arafat and then in 1988, as the official flag of the State of Palestine (unless you don’t recognize Palestine, that is).
  3. Jan 2020
  4. Dec 2019
    1. esnext: source code using stage 4 features (or older), not transpiled, in ES modules. main continues to be used the same way. Its code can be generated from the untranspiled code. Most module use cases should be handleable via esnext. browser can be handled via an extended version of esnext (see next section).
  5. Nov 2019
    1. A large part of the ‘resources’ conversation in OER is this kind of problem. Cheaper access to books. More people using books. Nice measurable problems that can be fixed.

      Lowering costs for learning materials via OER: A complicated problem vs what Dave calls complex problems, like open pedagogies.